| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:02 PM
Everybody loves lists.
Most of those you see in the papers or online tend toward the inconsequential (The Six Best "Fast & Furious" Movies).
So here's a list with a bit more gravitas: The five biggest lies you're being told about entitlement programs....
| Jan 2, 2013
Whatever the ultimate shape of the "fiscal cliff" solution that has preoccupied all Washington, and a fair swath of the rest of country, in the final days of 2012 and into the new year, Americans of all walks of life should be asking themselves this...
| Dec 30, 2012
The good news for the U.S. economy as we enter 2013 is that the election's over. The bad news is that the election's over.
What's good about it is that both parties in Washington can shed their preoccupation with the campaign theatrics that dominated...
| May 6, 2013
SACRAMENTO — Speaker John Pérez wants voters to know something: Cash may be cascading into state coffers as it hasn't for years. Democrats may totally control the Assembly with a new supermajority. But they're not going to be drunken sailors....
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:24 PM
As a member of Congress, Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) is proud to stand up for the principles of limited government and individual responsibility.
The first-term congressman expresses skepticism about such safety-net programs as food stamps, regarding...
| Dec 9, 2012
Just as the devil's finest trick is persuading you that he doesn't exist (according to the poet Baudelaire), the best trick of big-money political donors may be persuading Americans that Citizens United doesn't matter.
Citizens United, of course, is the...
| Dec 9, 2012
Dear Liz: I'm about to marry an active-duty military man. We're in the process of marrying our finances, and I have several questions.
First, what is a good emergency fund for us? We run our household on his salary because I'm recently unemployed. I'...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown ought to cut his Texas brother, Rick Perry, a little slack.
Texas Gov. Perry arrived in the Golden State this week trolling for California businesses he could poach and carry home with him in his saddlebags. His trip here comes on the...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 9:12 PM
SACRAMENTO — There's a strange atmosphere in Sacramento. It's as if there has just been a gubernatorial election and the incumbent has decisively won another term.
All hail the governor. The people have reaffirmed their confidence in his...
| Apr 12, 2013
Consider some of the things that have bound our nation together:
Universal postal service at a flat rate, whether you live in Santa Monica or Sitka, Alaska. Interstate highways, built with taxpayer funds and free of tolls. Regulated phone and electric...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 2:13 PM
The CHIME Institute charter school of Woodland Hills would be hard pressed to make ends meet without the help of a program sponsored by the Local Initiatives Support Corp., a New York nonprofit active in underprivileged communities across the nation.